The Unknown Rockstar continues his exploration of the drone and the
echo, using guitar, keyboard and electronics to build rippled and
whorled sound tapestries that distort and fragment around the listener.
He investigates the tension between static repetition and change in
these evolutionary pieces. Sometimes subtle, sometimes forceful, but
always with a melodic underpinning that results in beauty seeping
through the crunch of these pieces.
The current alias Sam Stephens, a musician currently based in New
Zealand, uses for most of his solo work. He is an instrumental
performing and recording artist.... working with known, unknown, and
experimental elements to create recordings of interest to those who are
curious about the manifestations of sound. The Unknown Rockstar is at
heart an improvisor, and the albums he releases are single or multi
track improvisations, or assembled from improvisations.